Ok, you got me. There is no theory of atonement called “Divine Abuse,” not officially, at least. It’s an expansion pack on top of the Penal Substitution theory. I put it at the bottom of the list of theories because I don’t think it deserves to be taken seriously. In…
Did God Commit A Cosmic Suicide? (a rebuttal to David Platt’s interpretation of Matthew 27:46)
In this article I critique David Platt’s interpretation of Matthew 27:46, which posits that God the Father killed God the Son, expelling Him from the Trinity. This article explores alternative perspectives on this verse, dissecting its theological implications and offering fresh insights into the nature of Jesus’ crucifixion and the dynamics within the Godhead.
Let’s examine whether the notion of God selecting individuals for salvation originates from biblical teachings or is simply a Calvinistic concept. By analyzing relevant scripture passages, we aim to shed light on this contentious theological debate.
Fate has permeated Christianity, particularly Calvinistic theology, under the guise of “unconditional election.” This predestination concept asserts that God predetermines individuals’ eternal fates before birth, leaving no true choice in one’s hands. In Calvinism, people become mere puppets, devoid of authentic decision-making power.
While many Calvinist preachers attribute Jesus’ death to God, we will delve into the disciples’ perspectives by examining biblical accounts and historical context, offering a deeper understanding of this crucial moment in Christianity.
Logical Critique of 5-Point Calvinism (TULIP): How It Undermines God’s Love and Grace Through Fear and Legalism
Explore how 5-Point Calvinism may actually undermine the very foundations of God’s love and grace. By relying on fear and legalism, this theology may lead to a distorted understanding of God’s character and salvation.
Not many Christians know that Augustine developed the concept of original sin as a way to justify infant baptism and assert the need for salvation through the Church. If not Augustine’s Original Sin, how else can we view Romans 5:12?